gray·​ish | \ ˈgrā-ish How to pronounce grayish (audio) \

Definition of grayish

1 : somewhat gray
2 of a color : low in saturation

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Examples of grayish in a Sentence

the black stallion and white mare produced a grayish filly
Recent Examples on the Web Try a light version of sage green or a very light grayish blue for things like bedroom walls. Sarah Digiulio, NBC News, "Darker days have arrived. Here's how to make your home a wellness refuge all winter long.," 4 Nov. 2019 Dilute drips of grayish green course down to the bottom edge. Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Better late than never: It’s time to submit to the surprises of Louise Fishman’s art," 22 Oct. 2019 Ellie remodeled the 1950s house to give it a Cape Cod cottage style complete with grayish shingle siding, white trim and blue shutters. Lauren Beale,, "After a long run, television producer Bill D'Elia parts with his Seal Beach retreat," 18 June 2018 Cut down the old, grayish brown fruit-producing canes after you harvest, but leave the new, current-season canes to produce berries next year. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Your Own Vibrant Raspberries," 23 May 2017 The film’s inexplicably grayish palette doesn’t do the artist or the artwork any favors, and the action, which mostly takes place in Giacometti’s plaster sculpture-strewn studio, is stagey. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Final Portrait' has stagey action," 23 Mar. 2018 When chemically stripped of these pigments, the feathers turned grayish-white. Steph Yin, New York Times, "The Strange Origin of a Manakin’s Golden Crown," 3 Jan. 2018 The collection includes three brand-new shades: Mink, a deep, grayish brown with purple undertones; Penelope, a warm, pinkish coral; and Bubble, a muted, cool-toned mauve. Gillian Fuller, Allure, "Kylie Cosmetics Announces 3 New Lip Kit Shades for Fall," 14 Sep. 2017 Debbie: The dining room has a dark gray blue feature wall with light grayish beige walls. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Move-in condition? Not quite, for this Elm Grove couple," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of grayish

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of grayish was in 1562

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17 Nov 2019

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“Grayish.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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gray·​ish | \ ˈgrā-ish How to pronounce grayish (audio) \

Kids Definition of grayish

: somewhat gray

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